Oregon-based Liz Harris, aka Grouper, embarks on a lonely journey in her new track "Holding." Just accompanied by her willowing vocals and down-trodden piano, Grouper's new single almost levitates at the lowest heights possible.
Barely surfacing here and there to breathe, Harris' voice whispers the almost unintelligible lyrics. But even with the sparse instrumentation, the naturalness of the track sweeps you away. Picturesque images of leaves falling and caressing the ground, tree branches swaying, lake water shimmering with the light -- this is the kind of imagery that Grouper is able to create with such a simple composition.
Recorded in Aljezur, Portugal the track will be featured on Grouper's tenth studio album, Ruins. And if the album is anything like the small town it was recorded in, the whole will be dreamscape of lullabies.
The album will be available on October 31, 2014.